Certification Summits


Certification Summits are special “long-version” webinars directed at SWE members who are studying for one of the certifications offered by SWE. In the near future, we’ll be offering sessions designed for those studying for the CSW, CSS, CWE, and CSE (although all members of SWE are welcome to attend any summit).

The purpose of SWE Summits are to take topics from the Study Guides and/or the recommended readings lists, and bring them front and center –  if only for a day! Certification summits will focus on the smaller regions, or lesser-known topics in the wine and spirits world – in other words, we are more likely to feature the wines of Campania than the wines of Chianti.

Certification Summits are intended to feel like “mini-conferences” and are scheduled to be 2-to-3 hour-long webinars with multiple presenters; they are typically offered on Saturday mornings and are offered free-of-charge to members of SWE. Please note – unlike our other webinar offerings – Certification Summits do require a reservation and an SWE membership, and space is limited!

Our next certification summit, entitled “Spain: the Small, the Obscure, and the Far-Flung,” will be held on March 4th, 2017. This online event will begin at 10:00 am central time and should end by 1:00 (we will take breaks)!



This session is ideal for students of both wine  and spirits, and will cover the following topics:

  • Txakolina
  • Condado de Huelva
  • Gin de Mahón
  • Vino Doble Pasta
  • Brandy de Jerez
  • Montilla-Moriles DO
  • Bierzo DO
  • Lanzarote DO
  • Pago de Prado Irache

Reservations are now being accepted and are limited to 100 people – first come, first served. SWE membership is required. For a reservation, or for further information, please contact Jane Nickles at: jnickles@societyofwineeducators.org

After registration, you’ll receive a link and a password to the summit homepage. From there, you’ll be able to download the session handouts and access the link to the online classroom.








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